Good News Headlines 10/3/17


Volunteer Pilots Swoop Into Puerto Rico With Supplies And Leave With Survivors

by Kelly Weill and Emilie Plesset, The Daily Beast

Paul Weismann got the call for help Monday night at his home in Connecticut. By Tuesday afternoon, he was flying to Puerto Rico on his personal plane, with food, water, and power generators as his passengers… Read More



Owl Stuck In Truck Survives Trip Through New England, Released To Wild

from the Associated Press

An owl that was hit by a truck last spring and traveled from Massachusetts to New Hampshire wedged between the truck cab and trailer is ready to hunt crawfish and moles again… Read More



Boston Forum Will Tackle How To Raise Next Generation Of Women In STEM

by Kristin Toussaint, Boston Metro

“Cracking the Code: The Next Generation of Women in STEM” will bring experts together to talk about how we get young women involved in science, technology, engineering and math… Read More



Boston-Area Companies Help Fund DACA Renewals For Local Dreamers

by Kristin Toussaint, Boston Metro

The Boston Foundation announced an initiative this week to help cover some people’s DACA renewal fees… Read More



This Teacher Came Up With A Lesson Plan For Combating Hate

by Nicole Slaughter-Graham, Good Magazine

After the divisive 2016 presidential election, Nicole Newman-Darbois looked for ways to help her high schoolers address the angst and fear many of them admitted to feeling about the future… Read More



Royal Caribbean Sends Ship On Humanitarian Mission To Puerto Rico, Nearly 2,000 Evacuated

by Robin Respaut and Dave Graham, Reuters

Thousands of people lined up at San Juan harbour on Thursday to board a cruise ship that will take them from Puerto Rico to the U.S. mainland in one of the largest evacuations since Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico more than a week ago… Read More



Deshaun Watson Donates First Game Check To Cafeteria Workers Hit By Harvey

from ABC 13

It’s been one month since Hurricane Harvey left a trail of devastation across the Houston area. Already a fan favorite, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson decided to do something that left a group of NRG Stadium workers in tears… Read More



A New Jersey Swim Team Embraces Autism In The Pool

by Chris White, Salon

POV documentary “Swim Team” highlights the Jersey Hammerheads, a team for teens on the autism spectrum… Read More



Brazil Backs Off Controversial Plan To Open Amazon Forest To Mining

by Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

The Brazilian government announced Monday that it has reversed President Michel Temer’s decree last month to open up a protected Amazon reserve to mining… Read More


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